How to Hire a Formatter
Hiring a book formatter is essential in preparing your book for publication to ensure it doesn't look amateurish.
Here are some steps you can take to find and hire a book formatter:
- You should know what type of formatting you need: Before looking for a book formatter, you should know what kind of formatting you need. Do you need formatting for an ebook, print book, or both? Do you have any specific formatting requirements, such as images or footnotes? To help determine the type of formatting you need, decide on where you want to publish.
- Search for book formatters: There are several ways to find book formatters. You can search online for book formatting services, check out freelancer platforms like Upwork or Fiverr, or ask for recommendations from other authors or publishers.
- Check their portfolio: Once you've found a few potential book formatters, check their portfolio to see their previous work. Look for a portfolio that showcases a variety of book formatting styles and designs, and check to see if their previous work meets your specific formatting needs.
- Check for references: Check the formatter's website for references and for the formatter's experience.
- Provide the formatter with the details of your book, including the type of formatting you need. Check about their process and pricing.
- Choose a book formatter: Based on reading all their emails. Make sure to agree on the terms of the project, including the timeline and payment, before starting the work.
- Provide feedback: Once the book formatter has completed the formatting, review their work and provide feedback. Make sure the final product meets your expectations before finalizing payment and moving forward with publishing your book.
- You can view the information about Ebook Launch's formatting at the following links:
- Ebook formatting: https://help.ebooklaunch.com/article/149-ebook-formatting-service
- Fiction Print Book formatting: https://help.ebooklaunch.com/article/147-print-book-formatting-parameters-fiction
- Non-fiction Print Book formatting: https://help.ebooklaunch.com/article/148-print-book-formatting-parameters-non-fiction
- If you would like to have Ebook Launch format your book, please request a quote via their form here: https://ebooklaunch.com/formatting-quote-form/